Runner (Jane Whitefield #6)
Jane Whitefield---New York Times bestselling writer Thomas Perry's most popular character---returns from retirement to the world of the runner, guiding fugitives out of danger.
Jane must deal with 21st century technology and the increased security that followed 9/11. When things start to go sour, it's...more
In the past 10 years, Jane Whitefield no longer helps people in need disappear from their lives. She has married and is living with her husband, Dr. Carey McKinnon in Buffalo New York. Organizing a fund raiser at the hospital, Jane feeling that something is wrong is proved correct when an explosion occurs.
A young, very pregnant, woma...more
As Jane and her new charge, Christine, run from those after Christine, they find themsel...more
Things I liked:
I really wanted to come back to reading this each time I stopped. I liked revisiting Jane Whitefield and seeing how her life had changed. She seemed to mature in a fairly realistic way. This book examined the consequences to her life in a more thorough way than I remember from previous books (although it has been years, my memory is fuzzy).
I found the "runner" in this book to be a frustratingly realistic char...more
Jane Whitefield comes out of retirement when a pregnant young woman shows up on her doorstep (actually at the hospital where she is a volunteer). Christine is running from a group of killers sent by her boyfriend to bring her back to San Diego. The group bombs the hospital so that they can capture her when she comes running out, but Jane surprises them by outsmarting the group and lea...more
The main character is very intriguing. Jane Whitefield, of Seneca Indian heritage, helps people to "disappear" by issuing them new identities and guiding them to a location where they can live safely under their new identity. Of course, there are many exciting chase scenes, and Jane is always employing her athletic and sp...more
Perry is admired for his Metzger's Dog and The Butcher's Boy which rank on many Mystery Top 100s. The Jane Whitfield series is more of pleasant diversion; true Escapism.
I bought this in hardcover: that is how happy I am to see a new Thomas Perry book. The great and famed Otto Penzler serves as editor and p...more
I have enjoyed this entire series and this book was no exception. Some of the happenings - you could see them a mile away. But all in all, I enjoyed the book and will anxiously await the next.
Jane McKinnon has been retired and living happily as Mrs. Jane McKinnon, moving on with a normal life and wanting desperately to have a child of her own. She's attending a successful hospital fund raiser when her old instints spring back to life telling her something is "wrong". Second later a bomb goes off and while helping the injured she suddenly comes face to face with her next "runner"...a young woman who is obviously pregnant and des...more